Organic Horticulture Tips That Are Fun And Easy

TIP! CO2 is essential for growth. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better.

In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.

TIP! Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds.

Lay sod properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.

Baking Soda

TIP! Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. In addition, you could put an item on the soil's top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.

You don't need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. Baking soda won't harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.

TIP! Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out.

Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.

TIP! You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. Boiling water in a pot is a safe "herbicide.

Pick the proper soil in order to get the best outcome. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You could also isolate a certain area, and fill it with just one kind of soil.

TIP! You can prevent pests from invading your garden with certain plants and natural materials. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden.

Make sure to be weary of stink bugs whenever you garden, particularly during the fall months. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.

TIP! Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. Three aspirins per four gallons of water will help keep your plants healthy.

Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.

TIP! Have your tools for gardening nearby in order to maximize your efficiency with gardening. Use a large bucket, or wear rugged pants with several pockets.

One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.

TIP! Once your seeds have germinated they will not need to be kept as warm as before. As your plants grow, you will want to put a little distance between them and heat.

Irises should be divided. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. They will literally split in your hand, flowering the next year after replanting. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. All that is left to do is immediately replant the pieces you have created and let the cycle begin anew.

TIP! Keep plastic bags handy to cover your muddy gardening shoes. This way, you won't break momentum by fussing with your shoes, and you'll be quickly back in the garden to finish your work.

In conclusion, the tips that you have read above should have you well on the path towards becoming the best organic gardener you can be. This is a field of endeavor where a wealth of useful information exists, and you have to delve into this knowledge. If you keep this information in mind, you should be able to grow a great organic garden in no time.

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